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Carey claims WVIAC Freshman of the Year; Rashad named


By: Duane Cochran

Princeton/Fairmont - 2/28/2006


Chris Carey

Fairmont State’s Chris Carey was named the West Virginia Conference’s freshman of the year and the Falcons’ Marvin Rashad received honorable mention on the annual All-West Virginia Conference basketball team which was announced Monday by the league.

They were the lone two FSU players to be honored by the conference.

Rashad, a 6-4 senior guardforward from Cleveland, Ohio, averaged 13.7 points and 6.3 rebounds this season for Fairmont State. He led the Falcons in scoring 10 times this year.

Rashad, a first-team all-league selection last year, currently has 991 points in an FSU uniform in just two seasons. If he can score nine points tonight against West Liberty on the road in the Falcons’ opening round game of the WVC Tournament he’ll become the 40th player in Fairmont State history to score 1,000 points in his career.

Carey, on the other hand, is just beginning his career at FSU and capped a solid initial season with the league’s top honor for a freshman. It marks the first time since the award was initiated in 1999 that a Fairmont State player has won it.

The 6-4 guard from Morgantown led all freshmen in the WVC with an 11.6 points per game scoring average. He scored a career-high 28 points against California (Pa.) University in December and topped the 20-point mark on four occasions this season. He led FSU in scoring seven times and finished ninth in the WVC during the regular season in made 3-pointers with 64. He also averaged 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

He is the son of West Virginia University head women’s basketball coach Mike Carey.

The 2005-06 player of the year is Salem International junior Shaun McKie. The 6-2 point guard helped lead the Tigers to a 19-7 overall record and a secondplace finish in the league. The Philadelphia native ranks second nationally in steals and first in the league with 87 to date. He’s also ninth in the WVC in scoring (18.3), fourth in assists (5.1) and 12th in free throw percentage (79.6). He also averaged 4.2 rebounds per game.

The conference coach of the year is Alderson-Broaddus’ Greg Zimmerman, who led the Battlers (21-5) to the league’s regular-season title and a No. 2 ranking in the NCAA Division II East Regional Rankings. The fifth-year mentor has won 20­ plus games in each season at his alma mater.

A-B is 119-34 overall under Zimmerman and has compiled a 75-15 mark in conference play. The Battlers have not finished below second place in the league during the regular season under his guidence. Zimmerman also owns three WVC Tournament championships as A-B’s head coach.

McKie and West Virginia State’s Tony Cornett are the lone repeat members of the nine-member, first-team unit. Cornett, a 6-5 junior forward, averaged 15.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists.

Other members of the first team include: A-B’s Derrick Bell, Concord’s Tyrone Anderson, Wheeling Jesuit’s Terrance Bradley, Bluefield State’s Corey Love, West Liberty State’s Shane Maynard and Corey McDuffie and Glenville State’s Raymond McKeithan.

Bell, a 6-1 senior guard, averaged 20.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists. Anderson, a 6­4 junior forward, led the WVC in scoring with a 24.1 average. He also averaged 7.0 rebounds.

Bradley, a 6-2 senior guard, averaged 21.4 points abd 5.4 rebounds. Love, a 6-5 senior center, averaged 21.7 points and 7.3 rebounds, while McKeithan, a 6-7 senior forward, averaged 22.4 points and 7.4 rebounds

  West Liberty’s duo of Maynard and McDuffie averaged 21.3 and 18.7 points respectively. Maynard, a 6-4 sophomore forward, grabbed 5.1 rebounds per game, while McDuffie, a 6-foot junior guard, averaged 5.7 rebounds.

Members of the second team include: Charleston’s Marquis Brooks and Robert Siwo, Alderson-Broaddus’ Samario Clancy, Ohio Valley’s Chris Cobbina, West Virginia State’s Chris Dunn and Ted Scott, WVU-Tech’s Armand Ivory and Shepherd’s Darren Stackhouse.

Joining FSU’s Rashad on the honorable mention list are: Davis & Elkins’ Bobby Alexander, Salem’s Herman Davis and David Watson, Concord’s Kent McBride, Charleston’s Robert Strickland and Wheeling Jesuit’s Ricky Yahn.

Carey is joined on the allfreshman team by Concord’s Jason Duncan, Glenville State’s Chase Groves, Alderson­ Broaddus’ Stan Hall and Ohio Va lley’s Sean Michael.

The all-conference team is selected by the league’s 15 coaches.

McKie, Carey, Zimmerman claim WVIAC Top Honors for 2006


Salem International guard Shaun McKie has been named as the 2005-06 West Virginia Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year by a vote of league coaches. Fairmont State guard Chris Carey earned Freshman of the Year accolades, while Greg Zimmerman of regular season champion Alderson-Broaddus was rewarded with Coach of the Year honors.

McKie helped Salem International to a 19-7 regular season that was good for second place in the conference race. The Philadelphia native ranks second nationally in steals and leads the WVIAC with 87 so far in 2005-06. He also stands among the conference leaders offensively in points (18.3 ppg, 9th), assists (5.1 apg, 4th), and free throw percentage (.796, 12th).

The 6-2 junior saved his three biggest scoring outputs of the campaign for victories against highly regarded foes with 36 points versus Bowie State, 35 against West Virginia State, and 34 versus West Liberty State. He is a three-time WVIAC Player of the Week this season.

Carey has provided Fairmont State with a long range scoring threat during his rookie campaign. The ex-Morgantown HS standout led the Falcons in scoring on seven occasions and is ninth in the conference with 64 made three-pointers. 

He topped all league freshmen with an 11.6 points per game average. Carey, the son of West Virginia University women's basketball head coach Mike Carey, fired in a career-high 28 points versus California (PA) in December and crossed the 20-point mark on four occasions.

Zimmerman continued his remarkable run of success at Alderson-Broaddus. The fifth-year mentor has won 20-plus games in each season at his alma mater. The 21-5 Battlers claimed the WVIAC regular season title and are currently ranked second in the East Region.

A-B is 119-34 under Zimmerman and has compiled a sterling 75-15 mark in conference play. The Battlers have not finished below second in the WVIAC regular season during his stint. Zimmerman also owns three WVIAC Tournament championships as the Battler head coach. The Ragersville, OH native was a standout during his playing days, ranking second in the WVIAC with 21.9 points per game as a senior in 1976-77.

McKie and West Virginia State's Tony Cornett are the lone repeat selections from last season on the first team All-WVIAC squad. 

The first team All-WVIAC squad consists of: Derrick Bell (Alderson-Broaddus), Corey Love (Bluefield State), Tyrone Anderson (Concord), Raymond McKeithan (Glenville State), Shane Maynard (West Liberty), Corey McDuffie (West Liberty), and Terrance Bradley (Wheeling Jesuit) in addition to the repeat honorees.

Marvin Rashad

The All-WVIAC second team has a strong Kanawha Valley flavor as West Virginia State and Charleston each have two selections. Chris Dunn and Ted Scott represent West Virginia State, while Robert Siwo and Marquis Brooks are the Charleston picks. WVU Tech's Armand Ivory was also named to the second team. Samario Clancy (Alderson-Broaddus), Chris Cobbina (Ohio Valley), and Darren Stackhouse (Shepherd) round out the second team.

Fairmont State's Marvin Rashad was named All-WVIAC Honorable Mention.

The complete All-WVIAC and All-Freshman squads follow:

2005-06 All-WVIAC Men's Basketball Team: 
First Team: 
Tyrone Anderson (Concord, Jr., F, 6-4, Indianapolis, IN, 24.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.7 apg, 57% FG, 76% FT) 
Derrick Bell (Alderson-Broaddus, Sr., G, 6-1, Silver Springs, MD, 20.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.5 apg, 83 3 PT FG) 
Terrance Bradley (Wheeling Jesuit, Sr., G, 6-2, Laurel, MD, 21.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.0 apg, 73 3PT FG) 
Tony Cornett (West Virginia State, Jr., F, 6-5, Columbus, OH, 15.4 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 4.1 apg, 56 steals) 
Corey Love (Bluefield State, Sr., C, 6-5, Red Springs, NC, 21.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 63% FG, 33 blocks) 
Shane Maynard (West Liberty State, Soph., F, 6-4, Beckley, WV, 21.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.8 apg, 74% FT) 
Corey McDuffie (West Liberty State, Jr., G, 6-0, Marion, OH, 18.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.6 apg, 83% FT) 
Raymond McKeithan (Glenville State, Sr., F, 6-7, Laurinburg, NC, 22.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 2.8 apg, 81% FT) 
Shaun McKie (Salem International, Jr., G, 6-2, Philadelphia, PA, 18.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 5.1 apg, 80% FT) 

Second Team: 
Marquis Brooks (Charleston, Soph., G, 6-3, Dayton, OH, 14.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.1 apg, 67 3 PT FG) 
Samario Clancy (Alderson-Broaddus, Soph., F, 6-3, Cleveland, OH, 8.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 55 steals) 
Chris Cobbina (Ohio Valley, Sr., F, 6-5, Toronto, ONT, 13.4 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.6 apg) 
Chris Dunn (West Virginia State, Sr., G, 6-3, Columbus, OH, 11.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 7.1 apg, 79% FT) 
Armand Ivory (WVU Tech, Jr., G, 6-3, Los Angeles, CA, 22.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 51% FG, 74% FT) 
Ted Scott (West Virginia State, Soph., G, 6-2, Columbus, OH, 15.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 84% FT) 
Robert Siwo (Charleston, Sr., G, 5-9, Wilberforce, OH, 14.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.1 apg, 82 3 PT FG) 
Darren Stackhouse (Shepherd, Sr., F, 6-6 Alexandria, VA, 16.8 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 2.2 apg, 51% FG, 75% FT) 

Honorable Mention: 
Bobby Alexander (Davis & Elkins, Sr., G, 5-9, Louisville, KY, 17.8 ppg, 3.5 apg, 2.8 rpg, 84% FT) 
Herman Davis (Salem International, Jr., F, 6-7, Mansfield, OH, 13.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.2 apg, 53% FG) 
Kent McBride (Concord, Sr., G, 5-11, Mullens, WV, 12.4 ppg, 6.0 apg, 3.7 rpg, 55% FG, 84% FT) 
Marvin Rashad (Fairmont State, Sr., F, 6-4, Cleveland, OH, 13.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg) 
Robert Strickland (Charleston, Soph., F, 6-6, Chesapeake, VA, 12.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 55% FG, 81 blocks) 
David Watson (Salem International, Sr., G, 6-2, Philadelphia, PA, 13.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.2 apg, 52% FG) 
Ricky Yahn (Wheeling Jesuit, Jr., G, 6-4, Wheeling, WV, 15.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 80 3 PT FG) 

Chris Carey (Fairmont State, G, 6-4, Morgantown, WV, 11.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.7 apg, 64 3 PT FG) 
Jason Duncan (Concord, C, 6-6, Pickerington, OH, 3.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 20 starts) 
Chase Groves (Glenville State, G, 5-8, Tiltonsville, OH, 9.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.6 apg, 74% FT) 
Stan Hall (Alderson-Broaddus, G, 6-3, Canton, OH, 11.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 57% FG) 
Sean Michael (Ohio Valley, G, 6-4, Parkersburg, WV, 10.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.6 apg) 


WVIAC Players of the Year: 
1976: Dave Moore (Fairmont State) 
1977: Dave Moore (Fairmont State) 
1978: Vance Carr (Fairmont State) 
1979: John Bates (WV Wesleyan) 
1980: Leroy Loggins (Fairmont State) 
1981: Kevin Beaford (Fairmont State) 
1982: Phil Dailey (Salem) 
1983: Sedale Threatt (WV Tech) 
1984: not available 
1985: Tim Murphy (Fairmont State) 
1986: Sam Cooke (WV Tech)/Keith Tyler (Charleston) 
1987: Matt Bullett (Glenville State) 
1988: Antonio Martin (Charleston) 
1989: Willie Davis (Alderson-Broaddus) 
1990: Willie Davis (Alderson-Broaddus) 
1991: Ron Ward (Concord) 
1992: Ron Ward (Concord) 
1993: Willie Coleman (Salem-Teikyo) 
1994: Willie Coleman (Salem-Teikyo) 
1995: Antoine Hatcher (Salem-Teikyo) 
1996: Shawn Harvey (WV State) 
1997: Sean Hampton (Alderson-Broaddus) 
1998: Sean Hampton (Alderson-Broaddus) 
1999: Dewayne Richardson (Fairmont State) 
2000: Ajamu Gaines (Charleston) 
2001: Kalan Smith (Charleston) 
2002: Wykeen Kelly (Salem International) 
2003: Wykeen Kelly (Salem International) 
2004: Mike-Taylor (WV State) 
2005: Lewis Muse (Concord) 
2006: Shaun McKie (Salem International) 

WVIAC Coaches of the Year: 
1980: Joe Retton (Fairmont State) 
1981: Joe Retton (Fairmont State) 
1982: Ray Barnhart (Salem)
1983: Jim O'Brien (Wheeling) 
1984: not available 
1985: Tex Williams (Charleston)/Rich Cameron (WV Wesleyan) 
1986: Tex Williams (Charleston)
1987: Terry Brown (Bluefield State) 
1988: Tom Sutherland (WV Tech) 
1989: Jay DeFruscio (Wheeling Jesuit) 
1990: Tom Sutherland (WV Tech) 
1991: Steve McDonald (WV Wesleyan) 
1992: Greg White (Charleston) 
1993: Gary Nottingham (Glenville State) 
1994: Mike Carey (Salem-Teikyo) 
1995: Butch Haswell (Fairmont State) 
1996: Dan Petri (West Liberty State) 
1997: Mike Carey (Salem-Teikyo) 
1998: Butch Haswell (Fairmont State) 
1999: Mike Carey (Salem-Teikyo) 
2000: Jayson Gee (Charleston) 
2001: Jeff Kepreos (WVU Tech) 
2002: Charlie Miller (WV Wesleyan) 
2003: Jay DeFruscio (Wheeling Jesuit) 
2004: Bryan Poore (WV State) 
2005: Jim Crutchfield (West Liberty State) 
2006: Greg Zimmerman (Alderson-Broaddus) 

WVIAC Freshmen of the Year: 
1999: Michael Jebbia (West Liberty) 
2000: Delonta Jones (WVU Tech) 
2001: Brian Atkins (Concord) 
2002: Stephen Dye (Alderson-Broaddus) 
2003: Chris Dunn (WV State) 
2004: Tony Cornett (WV State) 
2005: Shane Maynard (West Liberty State) 
2006: Chris Carey (Fairmont State)